Business

Carillion latest: Pension trade body warns of scammers taking advantage in aftermath of collapse

'One in six pension holders in the UK have been contacted by a company – other than their provider – to discuss making changes or transferring their pension'

United Kingdom

Carillion collapse: Ministers told to stop 'scandal' of thousands of private sector workers losing their jobs today

'What they have said is that, if you haven't been picked up by another private sector company by close of play today, then here is the Jobcentre Plus address. That's frankly scandalous'

Business

Carillion collapse: Five urgent questions the Government must answer

Why were public contracts awarded after it was known the company was in trouble? Why was the Government so reliant on a single company? Why was the Carillion chair advising the government on corporate social responsibility? Why hasn't it been nationa

Business

Euro hits three-year high as optimism grows across Europe

The chance of a pro-European coalition in Germany has boosted confidence in the continent

United Kingdom

Carillion collapse: Ministers under pressure over taxpayer bill after admitting to unknown 'insolvency costs'

'It is essential that shareholders and creditors are not allowed to walk away with the most profitable contracts while the taxpayer bails out loss-making parts of the business'

United Kingdom

Government faces questions over Carillion contracts as crisis talks go down to the wire

It is feared that the construction giant could fall into administration as early as today

United Kingdom

NHS crisis: Senior Tory MP hits out at Government's 'disingenuous' use of winter statistics

Ministers must show they understand scale of problems facing the NHS, Health Committee chair says

World

The Latest: German parties agree plans for coalition talks

The Latest on talks to form a government in Germany (all times local): 9:30 a.m.

United Kingdom

Carillion share price collapse sparks fears Government could be left with cost of NHS contracts

Carillion has seen its share price plummet from 230p a year ago to less than 20p today

World

Why the plastic bottles you recycle will probably still end up in a landfill

The UK government has announced its latest pledge in the war against plastic. But where do the plastic bottles we recycle end up?

World

Syria: Government troops retake key town in rebel province

Syrian television says the country's military has recaptured a strategically important town in the northwestern province of Idlib in its latest advance into rebel-held territory this year.

World

The Latest: State media says Syrian president reshuffles gov

The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Syria's state news agency SANA says President Bashar Assad has reshuffled his government replacing the ministers of defense, information and industry.

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